Wednesday, June 3, 2020


PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES 2020 for works published in 2019. (The lists below are in alphabetical order by author.) Congratulations for all!

Best Original Private Eye Paperback 

The Skin Game by JD Allen / Midnight Ink
Behind the Wall of Sleep by James DF Hannah / author
Paid in Spades by Richard Helms / Clay Stafford Books
Ration of Lies by M. Ruth Myers / author
The Bird Boys by Lisa Sandlin / Cinco Puntos Press

Best Private Eye Short Story 

“The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace” by Chad Baker in EQMM May/June
“Sac-A-Lait Man” by O’Neil De Noux in EQMM Sept/Oct
“The Dunes of Saulkrasti” by William Burton McCormick in EQMM Sept/Oct
“The Fourteenth Floor” by Adam Meyer in Crime Travel anthology from Wildside Press
“Weathering the Storm” by Michael Pool in The Eyes of Texas anthology from Down & Out Books

 Best Private Eye Novel 

The Tower of Songs by Casey Barrett / Kensington
Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle / Oceanview
The Shallows by Matt Goldman / Forge
Below the Line by Michael Gould / Dutton
The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller / Minotaur


Graham Powell said...

I sure hope this brings some more attention to the anthology The Eyes of Texas. Rick Helm's story in that book will be included in a years-best anthology and there were plenty of other good stories. (Full disclosure: I also had a story in it.)

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I did NOT have a story in it. All I did was read it and enjoy it.